Over at Pyromaniacs Phil Johnson has apparently had enough emerging. I know I for one am going to stand shoulder to shoulder with my brother because Phil speaks my heart as well when he says:

Perhaps you are one of those who thinks I have been too hard or too shrill in my criticisms of “the Emerging Church.” In all honesty, the more I have been exposed to the various streams of the movement, and the more closely I have examined the agglomeration of trends and ways of thinking that make Emerging-style “ministry” distinctive, the more I want to distance myself from everything “Emerging.”

Though Johnson is not in any way aligned with anything Emergent/Emerging, this is also exactly what 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 would mandate anyone involved with this bad tree to do (see also–Matthew 7:15-21).

You can read the rest of Phil’s comments about what I have previously labeled the neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church and particularly the Elvis of Emergent Rob Bell and the possibly ex-Emergent Mark Driscoll HERE.